Veris Technologies Introduces Vision for Decisions™

New Embedded Seeding Support Tools Available to Growers At the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Veris Technologies introduced Vision for Decisions™ a new seeding environment decision support system to help growers improve seedbeds, planter performance, and population scripts. Vision for Decisions utilizes iScan+ soil and implement sensors embedded in tillage tools and planters along with grower input to maximize …

Precision Ag Reviews Ranks Top Five Products According to Farmers

Over 3,000 reviews submitted to independent farmer resource last year (Columbus, Ohio) – Precision Ag Reviews, an independent resource to help farmers make decisions about precision ag equipment, has ranked the top five products of 2019 according to thousands of reviews received by farmers. “More than 3,000 reviews of precision farming products were submitted to Precision Ag Reviews online and …

2020 Commodity Classic

2020 Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic is February 27-29, 2020 – America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural & educational experience! This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2020 Commodity Classic Photo Album Audio Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue remarks on stage 31:05 Audio – Press Conferences Secretary of Agriculture …

Partnership Testing 100 Percent Biodiesel in Fleet Trucks

A new partnership is conducting a year-long test project to demonstrate viability of 100 percent biodiesel (B100) in high-mileage fleet applications. Under this partnership, five trucks owned by ADM will be outfitted with Optimus Technologies’ Vector fuel system, an innovative technology that enables diesel engines to run almost entirely on sustainable biodiesel. The trucks will be used in daily fleet …

ZimmCast 637 – Ethanol Conference & Hauk Designs

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Ethanol is the topic for this edition of the ZimmCast from the 25th National Ethanol Conference. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Strategic Advisor Bob Dinneen talks about 25 years of ethanol advancement and being able to hear from former president George W. Bush who signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, creating the original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). We also …

Secretary Perdue Announces New Innovation Initiative for USDA

At the start of USDA’s 2020 Agriculture Outlook Forum on Thursday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the Agriculture Innovation Agenda, a department-wide initiative to align resources, programs, and research to position American agriculture to better meet future global demands. Specifically, USDA will stimulate innovation so that American agriculture can achieve the goal of increasing production by 40 percent while …

Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability and Responsible Climate Policy

Twenty-one farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. This coalition will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they consider climate policies. Representatives from five of the FSF founding organizations announced the new coalition in Washington, D.C. …

NAMA Honors Scott Druker with 2020 Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has named Scott Druker, General Manager, Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, the 2020 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. This award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a senior agribusiness executive who not only exemplifies excellence in agribusiness, but has …

Ethanol Report 2-14-20

This episode of The Ethanol Report features some of the highlights of the 25th National Ethanol Conference this week in Houston, Texas. You will hear from Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper on the industry victories of the past two months, including the 10th Circuit Court decision, which EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler admits has the potential to …

ZimmCast 636 – Social Influencing and Greeley Hat Works

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This episode of the ZimmCast talks about being industry influencer on social media and learns about custom fitting and detailing cowboy hats. Trent Johnson, owner of Greeley Hat Works was an exhibitor at the NCBA Trade Show and learned a lot about hats. In this photo he’s doing a custom fitting for a customer in his booth. In the interview …

Agricultural Relations Council Scholarship and Internship Details

ARC/Charleston|Orwig Scholarship Accepting Applications until March 15 New Prague, MN – The annual Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Charleston|Orwig Scholarship is open and accepting applications until March 15. Each year, one college student studying agricultural communications and public relations, is awarded a $1,500 scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 15, 2020. Lyle E. Orwig, founder of Charleston|Orwig, …

Bayer Makes Innovation and Pipeline Announcements

Bayer made a couple of major pipeline and innovation advancements for the Crop Science Division on Thursday. Among the announcements: A new herbicide molecule, “the first new post-emergence mode of action for broad acre weed control in 30 years.” Short stature corn development advancing, will provide environmental sustainability benefits. XtendFlex® soybeans is advancing to launch phase this spring in the …

2020 CIRB Annual Meeting

CIRB Annual Meeting

The 56th Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual Meeting takes place February 12-14 in Bonita Springs, Florida and will feature distinguished speakers and opportunities to interact with leaders in the industry. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2020 CIRB Annual Meeting Photo Album …

25th National Ethanol Conference

With a theme of “Focus Forward,” the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference was an historic event February 10-12 in Houston, Texas, the “energy capital of the world.” This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2020 National Ethanol Conference photo album Audio Conference preview (:55) …

AgWorks + FieldReveal Partner to Deliver Decision Support Software

AgWorks, LLC and FieldReveal, LLC have announced a partnership to jointly deliver world-class zone-based variable rate and decision support software to agricultural retailers throughout North America. “When we met FieldReveal we immediately found synergies, from ownership in ag retail to the way we sell and service our customers,” said AgWorks President Greg Duhachek. “We saw quickly a fit in that …